Russia’s new £3million tank is the first in the world to have a flushable toilet on-board so soldiers no longer have to relieve themselves in ammunition boxes nicknamed Putin’s ‘Poo Tins’
- T-14 Armata said to be most sophisticated armoured vehicle produced
- A toilet on-board will allow crew to perform lengthy combat missions
- Neither U.S. or British tanks currently have working on-board toilets
Russia has achieved a world first with its latest £3million battle tank which comes complete with a flushable on-board toilet.
The three-man T-14 Armata has been promoted by the Kremlin as the most sophisticated armoured vehicle produced and will bring an end to operators having to relieve themselves in ammunition boxes that have been nicknamed by some soldiers, ‘Putin’s Poo Tins.’
Soldiers can be on duty for days without stopping meaning that a more modern solution to their toilet needs had to be found.
The Russian T-14 Armata (pictured at Red Square in Moscow) comes complete with a flushable on-board toilet
The tank comes kitted out with state of the art equipment including a 125mm smooth-bore cannon, shell-resistant armour, computer software capable of locking onto targets and two machine guns.
It can also travel at speeds of more than 50mph.
Speaking to Mirror Online, Ilya Baranov, who works for the defence firm that manufactures the tank said the new addition would remove the hassle associated with going to the toilet.
A Russian T-14 Armata tanks roll through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in downtown Moscow on May 9
‘The Armata provides for a crew to perform lengthy combat missions.
‘That is why the so-called life support system or, simply speaking, a lavatory, is available.’
Neither U.S. or British tanks currently have working toilets on-board.
The T-14 Armata has been promoted by the Kremlin as the most sophisticated armoured vehicle produced